Following the runaway success of their fast-selling and quickly out-of-print debut LP, Taipan Tiger Girls played extensively to gob-smacked audiences, establishing themselves immediately as live favourites around Melbourne. Now they’re back with a wild new album that showcases their improvisatory prowess and bolts off into the stratosphere in a thrilling surge of psychedelic expansion. Recorded with meticulous attention to detail by Kalju Tonuma at Andrew Duffield’s (Whirlywirld, Models) fabulous studio in Melbourne, Australia, this album is styled in the tradition of Bitches Brew: one track each side, completely improvised, recorded live to tape in single takes.
Taipan Tiger Girls brings three exceptional musicians together, united by love, mutual respect, and a relentless drive to experiment with all kinds of sonic textures. Composer, producer and all-round electric statesman Ollie Olsen has been making music for nearly four decades. His extensive and critically acclaimed body of work includes early synthesiser compositions, ambient music, pop songs, industrial, dance, and soundtracks. Olsen has a long history of experimental collaborations, and has been playing various synthesisers with drummer, percussionist and fellow synth obsessive Mat Watson (Other Places) for many years. Watson’s drumming is individual and unpredictable, effortlessly shifting through complex rhythmic intricacies to ecstatic 4-on-the-floor stompers. This heady mix is complemented by feedback, noise and voluminous drones from the guitar, and on this album, organ, of Lisa MacKinney (Mystic Eyes / Hospital
released August 19, 2016
Ollie Olsen - Synthesiser/Piano
Mat Watson - Drum kit/Percussion
Lisa MacKinney - Guitar/Organ
All compositions Olsen/Watson/MacKinney
Recorded at Andrew Duffield Music in Melbourne, Australia, November 2015.
Recorded and mixed by Kalju Tonuma
Mastering by Simon Polinski
Graphic and layout by Josh Lord